Photos by Leda Costa for West Seattle Blog
This year’s West Seattle Harvest Festival in The Junction was the biggest ever, and might have been even bigger if it hadn’t started to rain in the last hour.
Rain and all, it was a success, and we have one more round of photos to share – as well as an update from the Chili Cookoff that raised money for the West Seattle Food Bank:
As we reported in yesterday’s as-it-happened coverage, The Westy won – that’s JP Vidican at right, getting congratulated by past winner Jack Miller of Husky Deli. Judi Yazzolino from the Food Bank tells us the cookoff brought in almost $2,000 to help fight hunger.
Meantime, click ahead to see a new Harvest Festival gallery – the costumes, the activities, the pets, and more, as photographed by WSB’s Leda Costa:
The activities offered throughout the festival ran from music to fishing to many ways to have fun with pumpkins. Here’s the School of Rock booth:
Fishing with Dave McCoy (right) from Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):
Beanbag toss @ Calvary Chapel’s booth:
And businesses went all-out for trick-or-treaters … Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) had “Gene Simmons” on hand once again:
Many costumed pets …
It’s a special day for the Farmers’ Market vendors, too … the first Harvest Festival primed the way for the market to move into the street every week:
And the buskers …
Next up in The Junction … holiday-season events including the tree lighting on December 3rd – more info soon!